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Pentax K-X Digital SLR Camera Body, Black {12.4 M/P}

***Lens not included
Grade Notes Price Qty
Body Only - without Accessories; Requires 4 AA Batteries

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Pentax K-X Digital SLR Camera Body, Black {12.4 M/P} Description


Pentax K-x is a mid-range DSLR that integrates a compact, lightweight, and elementary operation for the novice photographer. The Pentax K-x offers 12.4 megapixel resolution with CMOS sensor featuring 11-point SAFOX VIII AF system with nine cross-type sensors. The K-x employs a weather-resistant body, dust removal systems, in-camera Shake Reduction system to avoid images caused by camera shake, live view, 16-segment multi-pattern metering, 1/6000th second high-speed shutter, 4.7 fps continuous shooting, 2.7" wide view LCD monitor, Full HD 720p video recording, bright pentaprism viewfinder, and auto/manual ISO sensitivity control expandable to 12800. The integrated True High Dynamic Range (HDR) takes a sequence of three bracketed images and merges them into a single enhanced image. The Pentax K-x delivers solid image quality and striking performance, even in low-light conditions.

The K-x combines a variety of advanced features and user-friendly functions to ensure an outstanding level of photographic performance within a compact, lightweight body.

The K-x design is based on the award winning PENTAX K-m, an entry-class digital SLR camera launched in October 2008 that gained popularity for its compact, lightweight body and simple, user-friendly operation. The K-x features a newly designed high performance CMOS image sensor and an upgraded filter function. It also features a whole host of advanced features and such as live view shooting and movie recording, approximately 12.4 megapixels and high-speed continuous shooting. The K-x is the perfect camera for first-time digital SLR camera users, as well as an ideal backup camera for more experienced photographers.

KEH Specifications

  • Megapixels: 12 MP 
  • Sensor Size/Type: 23.6 x 15.8 mm / CMOS
  • Resolution:  4288 x 2848
  • ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (100-12800 with boost)
  • File Formats:  RAW, JPEG (Best, Better, Good)
  • Lens Mount: Pentax KAF2
  • Shutter Speeds: 30 sec - 1/6000 sec
  • Continuous Shooting (fps): 4.7 fps
  • Flash: Yes, pop-up 
  • Exposure Modes: Hyper-Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority
  • Shooting Modes: Hyper-Manual, Bulb, Flash X-sync Speed, Movie
  • White Balance:  Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (Daylight, Daylight White, Cool White, Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, Manual, Color Temperature
  • Self Timer: 2 sec, 12 sec
  • Video: Yes
  • Frame Rate (AV recording):  
    • 1280 x 720: 24 fps
    • 640 x 416: 24 fps
  • Viewfinder:  Optical (pentamirror) 
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 96%
  • Display Screen: 2.7" LCD
  • Memory Card Type:  SD, SDHC
  • Battery: 4x AA batteries
  • Dimensions: 4.84" x 3.62" x 2.68" / 123 x 92 x 68 mm
  • Weight: 1.28 lb / 20.46 oz / 580 g


Built-in Devices

Built-in Devices Microphone, Wireless Flash Control


Camera Modes

Scene Modes:

  • Night Scene
  • Surf & Snow
  • Food
  • Sunset
  • Kids
  • Pet
  • Candlelight
  • Museum
Self Timer 12 Second, 2 Second


Minimum Diopter Adjustment -2.5
Maximum Diopter Adjustment 1.5


Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card


ISO Sensitivity Auto, ISO 100, ISO 12800, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 6400, ISO 800
Longest Shutter Speed 30 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/6000 Second
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual


Image Formats JPEG, RAW
Aspect Ratio 16:9


Maximum Frame Rate 24 fps
Maximum Video Resolution 1280 x 720
HD Movie Mode Yes
Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI)


Analog Video Out Yes

Physical Characteristics

Color Black
Lens Mount Pentax K (SMC, SMC-M), Pentax KA (SMC-A), Pentax KA2 (MZ-M, ZX-M), Pentax KAF SMC-F, Pentax KAF SMC-FAJ, Pentax KAF2 (SMC-FA), Pentax KAF2 (SMC-DA, SMC-DFA)

Network & Communication


Battery Information

Number of Batteries Supported 4
Battery Built-in No
Battery Size Supported AA

Display & Graphics

Image Sensor Size 0.93" x 0.62"
Display Screen Type LCD
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Camera Resolution 12.9 Megapixel
Display Resolution 230 Pixel
White Balance Modes
  • Auto
  • Daylight
  • Shade
  • Cloudy
  • Tungsten Light
  • Fluorescent Light (W, D, N, L (Light Bulb) )
  • Flash
  • CTE
  • Manual Setting
  • WB Fine Adjustment
Touchscreen No
Effective Camera Resolution 12.4 Megapixel
Screen Size 2.7"


Built-in Flash Yes
Built-in Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash Exposure Compensation, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Wireless Flash
External Flash Optional

General information

Product Model K-x
Manufacturer Part Number 16701
Brand Name Pentax


Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Image Stabilization Optical
Digital Zoom No


Language Supported Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Platform Supported Mac, PC
Features Continuous Shooting Mode, External Flash Shoe, Face Detection, Live View, Orientation Sensor
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